Friday, August 23, 2019

‘Hot Air’ Review: A Right-Wing Radio Host Learns to Love Again


By BILGE EBIRI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/hot-air-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Steve Coogan stars in this cumbersome political comedy.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

‘No Place Like Home’ Review: Self-Discovery in Jamaica


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/no-place-like-home-review.html?partner=IFTTT
A lively reggae soundtrack and a Jamaican setting: It’s not “The Harder They Come” but Perry Henzell’s long-lost follow-up to it.

‘Give Me Liberty’ Review: A Wild Ride With a Virtuoso of Chaos


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/give-me-liberty-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In this jolt of a movie, a driver and a passenger hurtle through Milwaukee together, finding each other as they open up a world.

‘Friedkin Uncut’ Review: An Acclaimed Director Accepts Many Compliments


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/friedkin-uncut-review.html?partner=IFTTT
In a new documentary, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe and others genuflect at the altar of William Friedkin, the director behind “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist.”

‘The Banana Splits Movie’ Review: Tra La La Ahhhhhh!


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/banana-splits-movie-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The fun-loving fur balls of a classic Hanna-Barbera children’s show get a cinematic reboot. This time they’re out for blood.

‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Review: Racing With a Heavy Heart


By TEO BUGBEE via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/brittany-runs-a-marathon-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This comedy glosses over its protagonist’s emotional wounds and instead aims to treat what’s physical.

‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ Review: A Complicated Artist


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/miles-davis-birth-of-cool-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This documentary looks at the many sides of the innovative trumpeter and bandleader.

‘The Harder They Come’: A Pop Classic That Has Hardly Faded


By J. HOBERMAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/movies/the-harder-they-come-returns.html?partner=IFTTT
Perry Henzell’s outlaw film, with one of cinema’s most infectious scores, is back on the big screen in New York.

A Film Career Built on Videotape (Sex and Lies, Too)


By AMY NICHOLSON via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/sex-lies-and-videotape-steven-soderbergh.html?partner=IFTTT
On the 30th anniversary of “Sex, Lies and Videotape,” a look back at Steven Soderbergh’s first feature and how it changed the independent film landscape.

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Review: Returning to Grace, One Bullet at a Time


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/angel-has-fallen-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The hero of “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen” finds himself on the run in a sequel steeped in today’s headlines.

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Review: Inside a Broadway … Tradition!


By JASON ZINOMAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/movies/fiddler-a-miracle-of-miracles-review.html?partner=IFTTT
A fascinating love letter to “Fiddler on the Roof” asks: What makes the quintessentially Jewish musical speak to everyone?

Did Venus Williams Ever Get Her Due?


By ELIZABETH WEIL via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/magazine/venus-williams-tennis.html?partner=IFTTT
How the first Williams sister changed the course of women’s tennis.

Sharon Tate and ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’: What Actually Happened?


By NANCY COLEMAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/movies/sharon-tate-bio-facts-once-upon-a-time.html?partner=IFTTT
The up-and-coming actress, who was murdered at age 26 by Manson family members, was in “Valley of the Dolls” and “The Wrecking Crew.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Big Business of Scavenging in Postindustrial America


By JAKE HALPERN via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/magazine/the-big-business-of-scavenging-in-postindustrial-america.html?partner=IFTTT
The U.S. produces more garbage than any other nation in the world per capita. Here’s how scrappers are turning that waste into a $32 billion business.

How Many Steps Should You Take a Day?


By KIM TINGLEY via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/magazine/how-many-steps-should-you-take-a-day.html?partner=IFTTT
Fitness trackers have bolstered the case for even light exercise. The persistent mystery, though, is which movements matter most.

‘The Matrix’ Gets a Fourth Movie, and Keanu Reeves Is Back


By LAURA M. HOLSON via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/movies/the-matrix-sequel-reeves.html?partner=IFTTT
Carrie-Anne Moss is also set to return, and Lana Wachowski, one of the franchise’s original creators, will write and direct.

How ‘Do the Right Thing’ Has Remained Relevant


By MEKADO MURPHY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/16/movies/do-the-right-thing-anniversary-spike-lee.html?partner=IFTTT
The writer and director Spike Lee narrates a sequence from his 1989 film.

A Pop-Culture Glossary for ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/movies/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-glossary.html?partner=IFTTT
Quentin Tarantino’s film is filled with references to TV shows, movies and other totems of midcentury Los Angeles. We explain who’s who and what’s what.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Banana Splits Got a Movie. It’s Probably Not What You Think.


By ERIK PIEPENBURG via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/movies/banana-splits-movie-horror.html?partner=IFTTT
Fifty years ago, four furry creatures took fun trips in “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” In a new horror movie, they take lives.

‘Ready or Not’ Review: The Run-and-Slay Bride


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/movies/ready-or-not-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Samara Weaving gives heart to this efficiently blood-drenched harpooning of soul-sucking greed and inbred family values.

‘American Factory’ Review: The New Global Haves and Have-Nots


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/movies/american-factory-review.html?partner=IFTTT
A documentary looks at what happened when a Chinese company took over a closed General Motors factory in Ohio.

What to Read About ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’


By JENNIFER VINEYARD via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/movies/once-upon-time-hollywood-coverage.html?partner=IFTTT
Still thinking about that ending? Or Brad Pitt’s moccasins? Quentin Tarantino’s latest film has generated a lot of ink — and controversy. Here’s what’s worth your time.

A Pop-Culture Glossary for ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/movies/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-glossary.html?partner=IFTTT
Quentin Tarantino’s film is filled with references to TV shows, movies and other totems of midcentury Los Angeles. We explain who’s who and what’s what.